Combination REMASTER info:
Audience PCM Beta tape > Sony SL-HF900 Beta deck > Sony PCM601ESD interface
Soundboard CD received in trade
> Macintosh with DigiDesign AudioMedia III soundcard > Pro Tools [speed match, seamless edits, normalization and tracking] > AIFF > xACT (FLAC level 8 files with sector boundaries verified). md5 file created with checkSUM+. No equalization or noise reduction was used in the remastering process.
Notes: The six summer of 1987 Dylan/Dead shows were interesting because it seems that a lot of Bob Dylan fans who were not also Grateful Dead fans thought it to be a low point of Dylan's career while Bob Dylan himself and the Dead band members loved the experience (as did the Deadheads of course). The problem for Dylan's fans was that although the musicians had run through a huge number of songs during the early June rehearsals, nothing was heavily practiced and the Dead members had no clue of the setlists until shortly before each show. None of this bothered Dylan, The Dead or the Deadheads much, but Dylan fans who wanted a slick backing band were disappointed.
The mastering deck for this tour's soundboard recordings was a Sony PCM digital multitrack wide tape format from which mixed-down preview copies were made on cassettes for Dylan and the Dead members to pick out which songs would be used for the planned album release.